March 18, 1776

1776 March 18 (Monday).  Mr. Phin. Hardy came with a Message from his son Elijah’s Wife, who is in a low Condition of Body, but wants to See me on account of Some Troubles of a Spiritual Nature.  I therefore went — discoursed with her, and upon her discovering her Difficulty to me, I (by divine Blessing) gave her Light and Instruction: prayed with her and din’d there.  P.M. Visited at Mr. Twitchells, Mr. Sol. Millers, John Harr [ing?] tons, Lt. Harringtons, Mr. Elisha Forbes, where is Still old Mr. Woods.  Was at Mr. Tainters to See several Persons who have come out of Boston, viz. one Sucker a poor Woman of about [blank] Years; and one Mr. Safford, his wife and Several Children.  When I returned home in the Evening Every Mouth was open to relate to Me the News of the Day from Boston.  Scil. that the Regulars evacuated the Town yesterday, and that at or about noon a Regiment of Provincial marched in.